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Citizens occupy Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office with an ultimatum: sign an aggressive climate treaty or resign as Prime Minister

by Canada Climate Justice


Where: Stephen Harper’s Calgary constituency offce, 1600 90th Ave SW
When: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 beginning at 10:00am

December 16, 2009 (Calgary, AB) – At 10:00 this morning, twenty citizens occupied Stephen Harper’s constituency office to offer the ultimatum of taking aggressive action on climate change before the end of the Copenhagen conference or resign as the Prime Minister of Canada. This is the eighth peaceful sit-in since November 23 when seven Albertans were arrested after demanding that Jim Prentice commit Canada to a fair, ambitious and binding treaty in advance of the UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen.

“Prime Minister Harper is sabotaging efforts to solve the world’s climate crisis. Around the world Canada is being called a corrupt petro-state, is widely considered the worst blocker of negotiations, and is now even seeing calls for Canada to be banned from the Commonwealth” said Joel Woodhouse, who is currently inside the sit-in. “As Canadians, we are not going to tolerate more of the same from the prime minister so we’re giving him two options: sign on to the minimum reductions scientists say are necessary or resign your position as Prime Minister.”

The UN-established Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that Canada faces serious threats to human health, major displacements of people and destruction of coastal infrastructure, chronic water shortages, and more. Worldwide, the Global Humanitarian Forum states that every year climate change causes over 300,000 human deaths, 325 million people to be severely affected, and economic losses of US$125 billion.

Yet Canada continues to obstruct the current round of climate negotiations in Copenhagen. The policies that Canada’s leaders are advocating in Copenhagen are the opposite of what Canadians want. Before the Copenhagen negotiations began, a poll found a full three-quarters of Canadians were “embarrassed” by Canada’s stance on climate change. During the negotiations, Stephen Harper’s inability to represent Canadian interests has become clear.

“Demanding a Prime Minister’s resignation may seem extreme. Frankly, we don’t know what alternatives remain. We have written letters to our representatives, we have requested meetings with our representatives and we have worked on climate change solutions in our communities for years,” says sit-in participant Susan Stratton. “Canada’s government is still obstructing climate talks and refusing to make any real change. This shows despicable disregard for future generations and for the millions already dying and losing their homes because of climate change. “

Updates on actions taking place across Canada are online at: canadaclimatejustice.wordpress.com.

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For more information, contact
Susan Stratton: 403.399.2179
Joel Woodhouse: 403.969.0502

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The Bait and Switch Contract at Copenhagen

Do these young people know that should Prime Minister Harper sign the Copenhagen Treaty that they will lose their Canadian Sovereignty and freedom! Also tell these people that polls state the majority of Canadians 73% of them "DO NOT" want Prime Minister Harper to sign the "Copenhagen Treaty"! I suggest if these folks want to try Communism - they could go to Cuba, tell Mr. Fiedel Castro, that they want to experience living under Communism! I am sure Mr. Castro would grant them their wish and let them cut the "Cane", for no wages, with no rights!

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100020126/climategate-... Just got much, much bigger. And all thanks to the Russians who, with perfect timing, dropped this bombshell just as the world’s leaders are gathering in Copenhagen to discuss ways of carbon-taxing us all back to the dark ages.
The data of stations located in areas not listed in the Hadley Climate Research Unit Temperature UK (HadCRUT) survey often does not show any substantial warming in the late 20th century and the early 21st centuryIEA analysts say climatologists use the data of stations located in large populated centers that are influenced by the urban-warming effect more frequently than the correct data of remote stations.The scale of global warming was exaggerated due to temperature distortions for Russia accounting for 12.5% of the world’s land mass. The IEA said it was necessary to recalculate all global-temperature data in order to assess the scale of such exaggeration.ncluding financial calculations, are based on HadCRUT researchGlobal-temperature data will have to be modified if similar climate-date procedures have been used from other national data because the calculations used by COP15 analysts, iWhat the Russians are suggesting here, in other words, is that the entire global temperature record used by the IPCC to inform world government policy is a crock.The crux of the argument is that the CRU cherry picked data following the same methods that have been done everywhere else. They ignored data covering 40% of Russia and chose data that showed a warming trend over statistically preferable alternatives when available.
Request that PM Harper doesn't sign the Copenhagen Treaty, therby causing Canadians to lose their Sovereignty and Freedom email the PM at: pm@pm.gc.ca

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